Release Notes

Label: 1631 Recordings
Release: somewhere beyond the sea
Date: October 6th, 2023
Mastered By: Martyn Heyne
Artwork By: Arthur, Lisa Blaine | Bandcamp

These days, more often than not, I find that music is accompanied by a comprehensive marketing campaign (you kind of have to do it; otherwise, how will it stand out?). However, the impressive background, complex concepts, and projected intention are overstated, possibly for that dramatic effect. So when you play the track, your expectations have been set, and then you feel let down. Because no matter what the background, concept, or intention are, you have to like the music. You have to be able to connect with the message conveyed within, without words, without fanfare. This is why I always start with playing the music first and only then read the release notes. So when a solo piano piece comes on by Onur Tarçın, I instantly relate to all that’s gently spoken. Only then did I read the details on the track, and yes, agreed with Tarçın’s ability to capture the introspective undertones evoked by the vastness of water. “Crafted to resonate deeply when listeners close their eyes, it places them right in the midst of the ocean. Each wave carries a piece of life itself; sometimes like a gentle kiss caressing the shore, and sometimes with a faster, more determined movement. […] Every wave signifies a beginning, an end, a lesson learned, a memory forgotten.” Beautifully mixed and mastered by Martyn Heyne at his Lychte Studio in Berlin, this track comes out on 1631 Recordings on October 6th, 2023. But you can play it here today with me. No further words are necessary…

In the vast embrace of the horizon, ‘somewhere beyond the sea’ is where memories meet dreams. Each note captures the dance of waves, telling stories of distant shores and timeless moments, echoing both the tranquility and the tumult of the deep blue.

— Onur Tarçın

Onur Tarçın is a Turkish composer and producer currently based in Paris. His past projects include scores for Scent of My Daughter, The Great Depression, and The Miracle, among the appearances in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Netflix’s Long Shot. Earlier this year, he released a single, “réfraction“, and I would be happy if a full-length came across my desk.